• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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#MeToo hits Pakistan as allegations mount against superstar Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar

By: Sarwar Alam

Pressure has mounted against Pakistani singer Ali Zafar after he was hit with a sexual harassment allegation by a leading actress in the first high profile “#metoo” accusation in the staunchly patriarchal country. The allegations were trending across social media in Pakistan after popular actress Meesha Shafi posted a lengthy message on Twitter, accusing Zafar of physically harassing her on “more than one occasion”. Meesha Shafi “This happened to me despite the fact I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind!” read the statement. Zafar denied the accusations, threatening legal action against the actress. “I…

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